Mizobe Country Club

Mizobe Country Club is a golf course created according to the vision of Mitsuaki Kobayashi, one of Japan's leading golf course designers. It has the highest course rating among all 32 golf courses he designed (74.1 from fullback).

The course is highly strategic and boldly incorporates a water layout. Renowned for its iconic pond scenery, the course's aesthetics match its designer's nickname, "Water Kobayashi." The view of the Kirishima mountain range to the east and the majestic Sakurajima to the south, combined with the ponds, make this a beautiful course.

There are 27 golf courses in Kagoshima Prefecture, but this is the newest, opened in 1995. It is an easy 40-minute drive northeast of Kagoshima City and a 10-minute drive from Kagoshima Airport.

The baths at the golf course are natural hot springs that make you feel at home. The club is a membership golf club, but the restaurant, lockers, showers, and stores in the clubhouse are open to visitors.


18 holes, par 72

2, using Penncross Bent grass and Bermuda grass

6,767 yards (full back tee), 6.390 yards (regular tee)

USGA/JGA Course Rates
74.1 (fullback) 71.6 (regular)


  • It is a hilly course with moderate ups and downs.
  • Among the 18 holes, 8 holes involve water. In particular, the 7th, 9th, and 18th holes have water near the greens, so you need to be careful, but you will be thrilled if you manage to hit them well.
  • The view of the Kirishima Mountain Range to the east and the majestic Sakurajima to the south, combined with the scenery of the ponds, makes this a course with a beautiful scenic beauty.
  • Driving Range: 180 yards, 15 hitting stations
  • Approach Practice Area: Available(with bunkers)
  • Putting Practice Greens: Available
  • Carts/Caddies: 5-seater passenger carts with GPS navigation are available for use. Optional caddies are available.


Dress Code
Proper golf attire (no t-shirts or jeans). Except in summer, players are expected to wear a tailored jacket or blazer in the clubhouse
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